By Osama Ettouney
The opera Aida, deeply encouraged by way of Egypt, was once written by means of Giuseppe Verdi for functionality at Cairo’s Khedivial Opera residence. This opera has constantly been entwined with the background and tradition of the town and its citizens.
The 12 months is 1971. Cairo resident Kismet believes the spirit of Aida, the opera’s name personality, has touched her and should be speaking along with her via her desires. A religious lover of opera, historical past, and the well-known opera apartment itself, Kismet is stunned to profit that it has mysteriously burned to the floor. All of Cairo reverberates with the unsettling information.
Kismet and her mom, in addition to a Cairo college professor, a Cairo police detective, and several disparate characters, move paths as they search the reality at the back of the crime—and the 4 murders associated with it.
The Curse of Aida investigates the historical past of Verdi’s recognized paintings and its dating with the opera apartment, and writer Osama Ettouney edges ever in the direction of the center of the never-resolved arson as he lovingly chronicles existence in brilliant Cairo. whereas his characters are born of his mind's eye, Ettouney’s secret relies at the very genuine destruction of the historical opera condominium, certainly one of Egypt’s cultural treasures.
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The Curse of AIDA by Osama Ettouney